|Micha Eisenstorg 20october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Micha Eisenstorg, born and raised in Brussels, speaks about Jewish experiences in Belgium during World War II. He reflects on the experiences his own family had during the Nazi Occupation and the devastating aftermath, also sharing stories of Jewish resistance and the trial of a chief SS officer in Belgium. He later discusses his time in Israel, his involvement with Jewish organizations and movements, and the common memories he shares with his wife...
Keywords: Belgium; Brussels; World War II; Holocaust; German Invasion of Belgium; Nazis; Jewish Deportation; Zionist Youth Movement; Socialist Youth Movement; Israel; Kibbutz; Belgian Navy; Russian Jewry; Soviet Jewry; Nazi Occupation; SS Trial; Jewish Resistance; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; Polish Jews
|Ingrid 17oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Rachel)|
Ingrid, an 81-year-old woman from Germany, started with her childhood in the 1930s, in a town called Eschwege. An only child, she grew up in a somewhat secular Jewish home, surrounded by more religious extended family. Ingrid always wanted to go to New York. She talked a bit about Kristallnacht in her town; her home was not destroyed but some of her friends' homes/businesses were. Ingrid was on a Kindertransport train to Sweden...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; World War Two; Holocaust; Western Europe; United States; Travel; Other Jewish languages; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Germany; Eschwege; Kristallnacht; Kindertransport; Sweden; New York City; German; English; ghetto; Auschwitz; 1944; letters; stockings; gold; correspondance; Worchester; Massachusetts; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
|Liba Augenfeld 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)|
Liba Augenfeld- Vilna-native, former Jewish partisan and prominent Yiddish cultural activist after immigrating to Montreal - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Yiddish speaker; Yiddish language; Literature; Education; Eastern Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Urban; Anti-Semitism; Advice; song; singing; Holocaust; Jewish education; Zionism; Western Europe; Liba Augenfeld; Chaim Grade; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Poland; Bund; Warsaw; Lodz; Spanish Civil War; Polish; Russian; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Montreal; Talking Books Project; Abraham Karpinowitz; Avrom Sutzkever; Abraham Sutzkever; Partisan; Vilna Ghetto
|Anna Sheldon 12March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)|
Anna Sheldon was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 12, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Anna was born in Warsaw to naturalized American parents and returned to the United States with them shortly after. She describes spending the first few years of her life in New York, where she attended Yiddish shules. In fact, Yiddish was her first language, a fact which she says has set her apart from her peers who grew up going to Hebrew school...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Theater; Music; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Travel; Anna Sheldon; Warsaw; Poland; Toronto; New York; Miami Beach; Heschl Klipfiscz; Yitzhak Klepfiscz; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; National Council of Jewish Women; Holocaust Documentation Center; 1940s; 1930s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Zionism; Reform; Conservative; Reconstructionist; Federation; Jewish Book Festival